A Texas father has recently lost in the fight to block his ex-wife’s plan to start their 7-year-old son, James, on chemical castration via a gender “transition.”

With a consensus of 11 of the 12 jurors, the jury in Dallas, Texas, decided not to grant Jeffrey Younger sole managing conservatorship over his two twin boys, the LifeSiteNews reported

Accordingly, James’s mother, Dr. Anne Georgulas, a pediatrician, has full authority to continue to “transition” James who is being renamed “Luna,” despite his religious and moral objections, and will also be forced to take a class on transgenderism, the news outlet said.

Judge Kim Cooks is expected to read her ruling on possession, child support, and other issues on Wednesday, Oct. 23. 

The battle between Younger and Dr. Georgulas started last year as James’s mother threatened Younger with a child abuse charge as he would not consider their son a transgender child. The two appeared in court last week fighting over custody and decision-making abilities for James and his twin, Jude.

Younger argued his ex-wife is “transitioning” James against the boy’s will while the mother sought to terminate Younger’s parental rights because James behaved as a boy when he was with his father. She also wanted Younger to pay for their son’s counseling with a therapist who will affirm his transgender identity and his need for transgender hormonal treatments, which may begin at age 8.

Last week, the arguments revolved around James’s diagnosis of gender “dysphoria,” a psychological disorder that is characterized by a child’s “persistent, consistent, and insistent” assertion of “their cross-gender statements and behaviors.” 

The court prohibited Younger from dressing James as a boy or from sharing faith-based or biologically based scientific teachings on sexuality, despite the fact that family and friends who have observed James reported that the boy acts and behaves as a boy while being with his father by his own choice.

Medical records recommending James should begin the process of preparing for puberty blockers, and expert testimony about the risks and alleged benefits of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones. 

However, Younger is worried about his son’s future life. Transgender-identifying may result in psychological problems, shorter lifespans, and more likely lead to suicide.

According to the Mayo Clinic, possible side effects of feminizing cross-sex hormone therapy are: 

  • A blood clot in a deep vein (deep vein thrombosis) or in a lung (pulmonary embolism)
  • High triglycerides, a type of fat (lipid) in your blood
  • Gallstones
  • Weight gain
  • Elevated liver function tests
  • Decreased libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Infertility
  • High potassium (hyperkalemia)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease, when at least two other cardiovascular risk factors are present
  • Excessive prolactin in the blood (hyperprolactinemia) or a condition in which a noncancerous tumor (adenoma) of the pituitary gland in the brain overproduces the hormone prolactin (prolactinoma)

Texas protestors on Friday, Oct. 20, asked lawmakers for a legislation to make it illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to begin a medical transition. Children under 18 cannot fully understand the lifelong consequences of their decisions and parents should not be allowed to make this decision for their children, they argued. A website SaveJames.com was established to raise public awareness about child abuse sex change.

According to the LifeSiteNews, the twins were created through in-vitro fertilization using an egg donor, meaning James and Jude are not actually biologically related to their mother, Dr. Georgulas.

Twitter users used the hashtags #SaveJames in support of father James Younger.

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